Why CrossFit?

By Sunday, January 15, 2017 Permalink 0

There is no greater truth than that of the barbell. It never changes, remains steadfast during times of trial, and from it one can gain a greater sense of not just strength, but purpose, confidence, resilience, and courage. This year makes six years since I stepped foot inside a CrossFit gym. I was terrified that I wouldn't fit in, that I'd hurt myself or look like a fool. I'm tall and sometimes awkward; this was definitely ...

The Best Water Filter Ever

By Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Permalink 0

Anyone else a total water snob? Dasani, Sparkletts, Crystal Geyser, no thank you. There are a few bottled waters that I like, but the absolute best water I've ever tasted was straight from the tap at a friend's cabin in Montana. I mean, cold, crisp, smooth, and absolutely no aftertaste. In comparison, Southern California water smells and tastes yucko! Our filtered water from the refrigerator was okay, but just wan't doing the trick for me. ...

Dear Will,

By Friday, December 30, 2016 Permalink 0

Dear Will, You made our party of three a crazy party of four in the loudest way possible.  I'm constantly overwhelmed with joy while also struggling with  fear watching you breath, all the while going through toddler-hood and the preschool years with the strongest of wills I've seen.  I want everyone to know your story and how you have fought so hard, especially your first year of life, but I don't want this to be your only ...

A Year in the Life of a Heart Mama

By Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Permalink 0

With a baby growing in my belly, being told his heart was far from "normal", I was overcome with questions, fear and desperately searched the internet for stories of hope. I wanted to see mamas that had walked through this and came out overcome instead by hope and joy. While we are still walking this journey, seeing this video and all it's little details, reminded me that while we still face some challenges, we are that ...

Back to School…Naturally (Part 1: Emotional Support)

By Thursday, August 25, 2016 Permalink 0

It seems like every mama of school aged kids has the same love/hate relationship with going back to school.  All of a sudden, come early August, a barrage of emotions swoops in as we realize that summer bucket list didn't even make its way to paper and flip flops and summer road trips are replaced by backpacks and the school pick-up line. We mourn the end of long, carefree summer days and can't believe our ...